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Flexible Pilot Scale Manufacturing of Cost-Effective Nanocomposites through Tailored Precision Nanoparticles in Dispersion

Flexible Pilot Scale Manufacturing of Cost-Effective Nanocomposites through Tailored Precision Nanoparticles in Dispersion

Objective

The CO-PILOT project addresses the field of nanocomposites which has witnessed remarkable progress (compound annual growth rate of 18%) in recent years with many different types of nanocomposites exhibiting radically enhanced properties for a wide range of industrial applications.

The CO-PILOT project aims to develop an open access infrastructure for SMEs interested in the production of high quality (multi-)functional nanocomposites on a pilot scale.
In CO-PILOT this infrastructure will be prepared for access (‘open acess’) by SME’s beyond the project. It will be able to produce typically 20 to 100 kg nanocomposite product, characterize it and validate its performance. This is sufficient to make management decisions to progress to the next step of new nanocomposite product development.

CO-PILOT aims to set new standards for high-quality nanoparticle production with the assistance of in-line nanoparticle dispersion quality monitoring.
CO-PILOT chooses to develop a centrifuge module to address the adequate and automated down-stream processing of the nanoparticle dispersions.

CO-PILOT will test and validate the pilot line infrastructure. Based on the consultation of SME nanocomposite producers, CO-PILOT has chosen the following range of industrial nanocomposite applications :
- flame and smoke inhibiting polymer materials (layered double hydroxides)
- acid scavenging used as anti-corrosion and in polymer stabilisation (layered hydroxides)
- heat isolating plastics (hollow/porous silica)
- light-weight flame inhibiting composites (layered hydroxides combined with hollow/porous
silica)
- UV protective polymer coatings (zinc oxide, titanium dioxide)
- high refractive index, visually transparent polymer (titanium dioxide)
- low-refractive index polymer (hollow/porous silica)
- anti-glare polymer coatings (hollow/porous silica)
- magnetic recoverable catalyst nano-composite beads (magnetite).
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

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Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 Da Den Haag

Netherlands

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 133 953,75

Participants (12)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 903 950

SKZ-KFE GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 348 500

MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 199 343,75

LS INSTRUMENTS AG

Switzerland

SONAXIS SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 454 057,50

INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 380 640

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 354 321

CARL PADBERG ZENTRIFUGENBAU GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 317 150

NABALTEC AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 206 942,50

IONIQA TECHNOLOGIES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 323 050

KRIYA MATERIALS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 322 825

STICHTING NANOHOUSE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 77 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645993

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.2.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 475 358,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 021 858,50

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands